Forbes Names Madonna the World’s Highest-Paid Musician in 2013 (VIDEO)
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Forbes Names Madonna the World’s Highest-Paid Musician in 2013 (VIDEO)

Forget "Girl Gone Wild," Madonna is a girl whose bank account has gone wild!

Forbes has deemed her the world's highest-paid musician this year — showing that her 2013 paycheck was (way) bigger than other artists like Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and Justin Bieber.

So how did the 55-year-old singer rake in so much dough — an enviable $125 million?

For one, her MDNA tour sold like gangbusters, pulling in $305 million. She also gets a good chunk of change from merchandise sales, her Material Girl clothing line, and her Truth or Dare fragrance.

Coming in at #2 with a still-respectable $80 million is Lady Gaga, whose recent concert tour — cut short by her hip injury though it may have been — earned $168.

The next two acts on the lineup are likely to surprise you: Bon Jovi, with $79 million thanks to their stadium tour, and Toby Keith with $65 million from music and restaurants.

We're just as shocked as you that younger stars Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift only come in at #7 and #8, respectively. Guess they'll have to wait until they're seasoned artists to rise in the ranks!

Are you surprised by this list? Would you have expected someone born in the '50s to reign supreme? Give us your reactions below.

Source: Forbes

Dan Clarendon is an assistant editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!

11.21.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Dan Clarendon
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